This monstrous contraption has terrorized children for decades – no doubt including my brothers and myself, when we were small and defenseless enough to be shoved, screaming, into its tiny steel gates. It appears to be retired now – I found it parked in North Lawrence, KS.
The Big Chief notebook that millions of school kids have scribbled in over the decades were made in this building in St. Joseph, MO. The building has since been restored and converted to apartments by the Foutch Brothers and is now know as Mitchell Park Plaza. It does my heart good to see such a beautiful old building given a new life; too many like it have been leveled for parking.
And he can see for miles and miles and miles and miles… Apologies to both George Orwell and the Who. And to Gerald Ford for that matter… These are phone snapshots from our road-trip over the 4th to Mackinac Island, MI. And that’s “Mack in Awe” to those of us from the Lesser-Lakes States.
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